The Stickboat Cometh on February 7

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Nintendo has published a whole list of their 2012 Q1 releases, including some interesting news about the much-discussed Circle Pad Pro peripheral, which Machinima has affectionately redubbed the Stickboat. As you may know, the Stickboat adds a second analog stick to the Nintendo 3DS, as well as extra shoulder buttons. When news broke about the device, we were under the impression that it’d cost about 10 bucks…turns out it’ll cost twice that, and will be a GameStop exclusive (really?) starting February 7. So far, only two games have been confirmed to take advantage of the thing, Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater and Resident Evil Revelations, though if they ever get around to releasing Monster Hunter for the system in the states, you can bet that it’ll make extensive use of the device.

At twenty bones, though, the Stickboat seems kind of like a tough sell…I’ll definitely be waiting to see whether or not it makes a difference in the comfort of the system, since my hand cramps up like a bitch whenever I play.

The press release also reveals the new March 23 street date for the highly anticipated Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS, among others.

Here’s the full list of Nintendo’s planned Q1 releases:

Nintendo 3DS

  • Nicktoons MLB 3D March
  • Resident Evil® Revelations Feb. 7
  • METAL GEAR SOLID® 3D Snake Eater Q1
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 January
  • TEKKEN 3D Prime Edition™ February
  • Tales of the Abyss® Feb. 14
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising March 23
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ Feb. 14
  • CRUSH™3D Q1
  • NCIS The Video Game (Based on the TV Series) March 6
  • Horses 3D March 6
  • Funky Barn Q1
  • Rayman® Origins Q1

Nintendo eShop

  • Collecting Smiles Colors! 3D Q1
  • VVVVVV Q1
  • NightSky Q1
  • Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword Q1
  • Dillon’s Rolling Western Q1
  • Kirby’s Block Ball™ Q1
  • Renegade Kid Mutant Mudds Q1
  • Shin’en Multimedia Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH Q1
  • Jett Rocket Super Surf Q1
  • Mighty Switch Force Q1
  • Zen Pinball Q1

Wii

  • MLB 2K12 March 6
  • Country Dance™ Special Edition Feb. 1
  • Karaoke Joysound Q1
  • Rhythm Heaven Fever Feb. 13
  • PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Feb. 27
  • Mario Party 9 March 11

WiiWare™

  • La Mulana Q1

Nintendo DS™ Family

  • MLB 2K12 March 6
  • Shin Megami Tensei®: Devil Survivor™ 2 February
  • Silverlicious™ March 20
  • Xia Xia™ March 20
  • Gogo’s Crazy Bones™ March 20
  • Chess for Kids Feb. 14
  • NARABA: The Labyrinth of Light Feb. 21
  • NARABA: The Mysterious Palace Feb. 21

Nintendo DSiWare™

  • Box Pusher Q1
  • Cake Ninja Q1
  1. No. Just NO. Nintendo i love but you can go stick a fat baseball bat up your ass. As a teenager i had a psp and was so pissed about one analog stick. Even as a stupid teenager i thought to myself. Deam no one will ever be so stupid to make something without two analogsticks. Guess i was wrong.

    • I think that this might be the first time anyone has ever said, “I love but you can go stick a fat baseball bat up your ass.”

      DJ Aldesso’s love is a painful love.

  2. plus the nintendo looks like shit with that thing. just ugly.

  3. YESSS… finally a release date for Horses 3D!!

  4. I’m pumped as hell about Rhythm Heaven.

  5. Collecting Smile Colors! 3D

    GOTY

  6. Really….no Animal crossing.. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. This is like throwing up on a pile of shit.

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